When Children Expect to Die

he Shaming of America.”

That was the headline screaming out of the cover of The Economist in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. The phrase has stuck with me since then. I was in law school at Howard University in Washington D.C. when the levees broke. I watched in horror as New Orleans began to flood. I switched my television off and got back into the books thinking, if it had to happen anywhere, it’s best it happen America. They’ll take care of their people.